The Tokyo olympics will be powered and fueled by a mix of sustainable energy sources, from hydrogen for the olympic flame to solar farms and hydro energy dams for more general power needs.
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From podiums and even clothing made with plastic and medals made from metals recycled from old phones, a lot of stuff is recyled and will even be further recyled after the olympics. The podiums will be made into bottles for example.
The tokyo olympics hopes to be the greenest, experts say they aren't but at least there one of the biggest sporting events that put green energy and recycling so upfront.
The postponement of Tokyo 2020 was not a decision taken lightly: it came after the pressure to cancel or delay the event due to the risks of the new virus.
The financial blow of canceling the games will be substantial for Japan, which has already invested at least $12.6 billion into the 2020 Olympics; by some estimates, it would reduce Japan’s annual GDP growth by 1.4%.
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